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Job Title: Emergency Team – Nurse Supervisor

Company: Médecins Sans Frontières

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND  

Experience: 2 years

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Job Field: Medical / Health   


Médecins Sans Frontières is a private, non-profit international humanitarian organization dedicated to providing medical assistance to populations in crisis, without discrimination and regardless of race, religion, creed or political affiliation.


Main Purpose

: – Plan, organize, and evaluate the activities concerning his/her field of action in Nursing and the team associated, according to MSF values, policies and protocols and universal health standards, in order to warrant the quality and continuity of the health care and the development of the plan of action.


Job Description

: – Carry out the functions and tasks associated to his/her specialty, i.e. perform as a nurse, midwife, whenever required or needed, in order to optimize the resources, contributing with his/her knowledge and experience. – Implement all the protocols and hygiene procedures, and supervise his/her team follow the same standards, in order to warrant the quality of the care and service in his/her speciality. – Organize and coordinate the activities of his/her team (week’s schedule, annual leave, absences, etc.), evaluate their performance and define and ensure the needs for training of staff, in order to ensure the coverage of the human resources needs and maintain high standards of quality. – Carry out and/or supervise the ( decentralized) pharmacy and medical equipment management (drugs orders, follow-up of the stock, storage conditions, inventories, follow-up of expired drugs and their destruction, drugs consumption, etc.) in his or her department, in order to satisfy the needs of material with efficiency and effectiveness. – Carry-out and/or coordinate administrative (exit-paper, transfer-paper, etc.), information and data collection (patient files, forms, statistics, etc.) tasks, and elaborate regular reporting, in order to have updated and reliable information about the day-to-day activity in the project, output/ outcome and support decision-taking. – Give feedback/ reports to medical focal point.



: – Nurse Supervisor must be a qualified, registered Nurse with at least 2 years of experience. Adheres to the deontology of the Nigerian Nursing Council. – Reactivity in the face of emergency. – Capacity to live and work in precarious conditions and as part of a team with people of different competences and cultures – Capable to be simultaneously “present” in the field in the practical sense (pragmatic, reactive, etc.) and have enough detachment from the situation (consider the dynamics of an epidemic, pertinences of the solutions proposed, etc.) – Capability of supervising teams. – A great deal of flexibility and a capacity for adaptation.

MSF field experience as well as a working Knowledge of MSF tools (organization, medical protocols, national/international orders, etc.) would count as an added advantage..


Work Location: – The Emergency Nurse Supervisor will be based in Abuja with frequent travel throughout Nigeria, particularly Northern East part of the country. (20% MSF Abuja Office and 80% Field).


Contract: – 208 working hours per month and roster flexibility required.

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